OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium japonicum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium japonicum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lygodium japonicum 008-01-002   FAMILY: Schizaeaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Lady Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Athyrium asplenioides   FAMILY: Athyriaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium asplenioides 011-01-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Deparia acrostichoides   FAMILY: Athyriaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Deparia acrostichoides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium thelypterioides 011-01-002   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests, cove forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Autumn Fern, Japanese Red Shieldfern, Japanese Shieldfern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Dryopteris erythrosora   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, especially in ravines and along creeks

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere

Non-native: Japan, China & Korea

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Christmas Fern

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polystichum acrostichoides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polystichum acrostichoides var. acrostichoides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polystichum acrostichoides 011-05-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry forests and woodlands, especially slopes, ravines, and small stream bottomlands

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Holly-fern, Asian Net-veined Holly Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cyrtomium falcatum   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyrtomium falcatum   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

Habitat: Ditches, disturbed swamps, moist ravines, old mortar of brick walls

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: Wet hammocks, cypress swamps, streamsides, moist forests, disturbed areas, increasingly invasive in natural habitats (especially in the southern parts of our area)

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Onoclea sensibilis   FAMILY: Onocleaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Onoclea sensibilis   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onoclea sensibilis 011-07-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps, ditches, wet disturbed places

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Netted Chain-fern, Net-veined Chainfern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lorinseria areolata   FAMILY: Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodwardia areolata   FAMILY: Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodwardia areolata 012-01-002   FAMILY: Blechnaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to wet, acid, organic soils, such as bogs, blackwater bottomlands, pocosins, wet hammocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Asplenium platyneuron +   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium platyneuron 013-01-003   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields; also on outcrops, especially of calcareous rocks and in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Loblolly Pine, Old Field Pine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pinus taeda   FAMILY: Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinus taeda   FAMILY: Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinus taeda 016-01-004   FAMILY: Pinaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to dry-mesic upland forests and woodlands, riparian forests, maritime forests, sandy rises in bottomland forests, pine flatwoods, roadsides, pine plantations, disturbed areas, especially in acid soil, much more abundant and widespread than formerly, and occurring farther inland than as a native

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pinus virginiana   FAMILY: Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinus virginiana   FAMILY: Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinus virginiana 016-01-010   FAMILY: Pinaceae

 

Habitat: Dry forests and woodlands, especially on slopes and ridges, also common in certain areas as a weedy successional tree on nearly any kind of site, such as rocky, sandy, or clayey successional old fields or blowdowns

Common (rare in Coastal Plain), primarily endemic to Central & Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tsuga canadensis   FAMILY: Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tsuga canadensis   FAMILY: Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tsuga canadensis 016-03-001   FAMILY: Pinaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats in the mountains, most typically and abundantly in moist sites in ravines or coves along streams, but likely to be found in all but the driest habitats between 300 and 1500 m (even occurring in peaty bogs, where it has a sickly yellow color and short life expectancy); in the western Piedmont of NC limited to progressively rarer microhabitats (primarily north-facing river bluffs), reaching its eastward limit in NC at a disjunct stand at Hemlock Bluff State Natural Area, Wake County (but uncommon in the Piedmont of VA and even present, though rare, in the Coastal Plain of VA)

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Juniperus virginiana   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juniperus virginiana 018-03-002   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Bluffs, glades, upland forests and woodlands, pastures, old fields, roadsides, and fencerows, primarily upland, occurring most abundantly on (but by no means restricted to) circumneutral soils (including shrink-swell clays) derived from mafic or calcareous rocks

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Typha latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha latifolia 019-01-001   FAMILY: Typhaceae

 

Habitat: Fresh waters of ponds, lakes, ditches, marshes, including in tidal freshwater marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bunched Arrowhead

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY: Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY: Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria fasciculata 027-03-005   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, ditches adjacent to drained bogs, wooded seepage areas

Rare, endemic to a several-county area in sw. NC & nw. SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY: Alismataceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY: Alismataceae

Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria latifolia + 027-03-009   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, and - in the case of var. latifolia - swamps, farm ponds, ditches

Common (var. pubescens is uncommon in GA Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain, rare in GA & SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Cane, Giant Cane

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY: Poaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arundinaria gigantea 029-01-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland and riparian forests, lower slopes and bluffs along streams, seeps, stream banks, and extending into less mesic and even dry settings on circumneutral or alkaline soils over limestone or dolomite, or in loess deposits along the Mississippi River

Common (uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare in Carolina Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllostachys aurea 029-02-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, upland forests and woodlands, riparian forests, stream banks, roadsides, pastures, old fields, persisting and spreading from plantings

Non-native: China & Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Oats, Northern Sea Oats, Fish-on-a-Pole, Indian Woodoats

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chasmanthium latifolium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chasmanthium latifolium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Uniola latifolia 029-10-003   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Riverbanks, streambanks, bottomland forests, seepages and glades over mafic or calcareous rock, usually in nutrient-rich soils, also now cultivated widely as a native plant ornamental, but can be quite aggressive

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weeping Lovegrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eragrostis curvula 029-11-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orchard Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dactylis glomerata   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Dactylis glomerata +   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dactylis glomerata 029-13-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, fields, woodland edges, roadsides

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rescue Grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Bromus catharticus var. catharticus   FAMILY: Poaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Bromus catharticus   FAMILY: Poaceae

(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bromus catharticus 029-14-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Wild-rye, Common Eastern Wild-rye, Terrell Grass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Elymus virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Elymus virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elymus virginicus 029-25-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elegant Hairgrass, Annual Silver Hairgrass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Aira elegans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aira elegans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aira elegans 029-35-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Needlegrass, Blackseed Needlegrass, Eastern Needlegrass, Black Oatgrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Piptochaetium avenaceum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Piptochaetium avenaceum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stipa avenacea 029-37-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Upland woodlands and forests, sometimes abundant or even dominant in xeric woodlands over granitic or mafic rocks in the Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bermuda Grass, Scotch Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynodon dactylon 029-54-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, gardens, roadsides, pastures, fields, disturbed areas

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Vernal Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Anthoxanthum odoratum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Anthoxanthum odoratum 029-60-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Foxtail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Setaria pumila   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Setaria pumila ssp. pallidefusca   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria glauca 029-68-004   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, lawns, fields, less commonly in natural habitats

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Setaria faberi   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria faberi   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria faberi 029-68-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, gardens, other disturbed areas

Common (uncommon GA Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain) (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Foxtail, Green Bristlegrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Setaria viridis var. viridis   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria viridis var. viridis   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria viridis 029-68-008   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common in Mountains (common elsewhere in NC, uncommon elsewhere in SC, rare elsewhere in GA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vasey Grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Paspalum urvillei   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paspalum urvillei   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paspalum urvillei 029-74-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, and other disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Crabgrass, Northern Crabgrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Digitaria sanguinalis 029-75-003   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beaked Panicum, Beaked Panicgrass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum anceps   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum anceps var. anceps 029-81-001a   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Moist sandy woods, swamps, sloughs, roadsides, fields, waste places, often weedy

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Switchgrass, Prairie Switchgrass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Panicum virgatum var. virgatum   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum virgatum var. virgatum   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum virgatum 029-81-006   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Dry or wet sandy soils of pinelands, fresh and brackish marshes, tidal swamps, interdune swales and ponds, riverside scour prairies, mafic fens, calcareous fens and spring marshes, rocky river shores and bars, and also frequently planted

Common in Coastal Plain & GA Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvet Witchgrass, Velvet Panicum

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dichanthelium scoparium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dichanthelium scoparium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum scoparium 029-81-057   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Moist sandy soil of woodland openings and ditches

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Microstegium vimineum 029-84-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, colonizing moist, rich soil, especially in floodplains, though sometimes patchily in even dry or dry-mesic uplands

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silver Plumegrass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus alopecuroides   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum alopecuroides   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus alopecuroides 029-85-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to moist fields, roadsides, woodlands, and woodland borders

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus giganteus   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum giganteum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus giganteus 029-85-005   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, roadbanks, lake and pond margins, cypress ponds, wet pine flatwoods, ditches

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon gerardi   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Andropogon gerardii   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon gerardii 029-87-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, usually rather dry, such as longleaf pine sandhills, glades, cliffs, and rock outcrops, in the Piedmont in woodlands, former prairie-like sites, woodlands, open forests, and river-scour grasslands, in the Mountains in glades, riverside scour areas, and rarely in grassy balds, ascending to at least 1600 m over mafic rocks (on Old Field Bald, Watauga and Ashe counties, NC)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Splitbeard Bluestem, Silvery Bluestem

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon ternarius   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon ternarius 029-87-005   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry to moist soils of woodlands and openings

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Old-field Broomstraw, "Sedge Grass"

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Old fields, roadbanks, disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Bog Broomsedge, Clustered Bluestem

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Andropogon glomeratus   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, wet pine savannas, pine flatwoods, bogs, fens, depression ponds, wet disturbed sites

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Johnsongrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sorghum halepense   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghum halepense   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghum halepense 029-88-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, waste places, cultivated fields

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass, Prairie Indiangrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sorghastrum nutans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghastrum nutans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghastrum nutans 029-89-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric and mesic woodlands and forests of a wide variety, prairies, barrens, powerline rights-of-way, roadbanks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, bogs, beaver ponds, pocosins, other stagnant, aquatic situations, freshwater to oligohaline tidal marshes

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina virginica   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina virginica   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina virginica 038-01-001   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, swamp forests, tidal swamp forests, other moist to wet forests and forest edges

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, bottomlands, disturbed ground, and a common invader of rocky glades

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dewflower, Wart-removing Herb

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Stream banks, canals, ditches, freshwater marshes (tidal and non-tidal), swamp forests, wet disturbed places

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soft Rush, Common Rush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Juncus effusus ssp. solutus   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Juncus effusus var. solutus   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus effusus 040-01-001   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Habitat: Moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes and swamps, low meadows

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Juncus tenuis   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Juncus tenuis   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus tenuis 040-01-006   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Habitat: Dry or moist soil along roadsides and paths, fields

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Greenbrier, Common Catbrier, Bullbrier, Horsebrier

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax rotundifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax rotundifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax rotundifolia 041-02-004   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry-mesic to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, swamps, pond margins, bluffs, flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stretchberry, Fringed Greenbrier, Catbrier, Tramp's Trouble

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax glauca   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Smilax glauca   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax glauca 041-02-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides; uncommon in wetlands

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Swamp Smilax

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax walteri   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax walteri   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax walteri 041-02-008   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, bogs, wooded seeps, often where submersed for at least part of the year

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Laurel-leaf Greenbriar

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax laurifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax laurifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax laurifolia 041-02-010   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, swamp forests, wooded seeps and bogs, swamps, and other wetlands, often with groundwater influence

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: In rich soils of cove forests, moist slopes, and bottomlands, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks, locally abundant

Common to uncommon, locally abundant (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium catesbyi   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, mesic slopes, cove forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Solomon's Seal

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum biflorum +   FAMILY: Ruscaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum biflorum 041-10-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it . Depending on variety, it can be found in moist to dry forests and/or on roadbanks

Common to rare, depending on variety and region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garden Star-of-Bethlehem, Snowflake, Nap-at-noon

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ornithogalum umbellatum   FAMILY: Hyacinthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ornithogalum umbellatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ornithogalum umbellatum 041-28-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, old fields, bottomlands, forests, commonly cultivated

Common (uncommon GA Mountains & SC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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